NY City Hall shooting update
They are now announcing that the gunman died in the shootout. There are claims that the gunman was a rival of the deceased victim, Councilman James Davis.
Davis, a retired NYC Policeman, "headed "LOVE YOURSELF" Stop the Violence, a non-profit organization he founded in 1990. Among other efforts, the group in 1994 convinced Toys 'R' Us to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns. Davis was elected to the New York City Council in November 2001."
There is speculation that he entered the building with Davis himself, and they did not have to pass through the metal detectors.
So Davis, an anti-gun advocate, unkowingly allowed the armed man who was about to kill him walk into the building with him, bypassing the usual security procedures.
I'm watching the news conference now, and, as I suspected, some people are turning this into a news-op to trot out the "guns kill people" argument.
Someone's dead here. Even if the death is a result of Davis's anti-gun stance, the politicians sticking their face in the news camera's should not view this as an opportunity to start ranting about the need for more stringent anti-gun laws.